Death notices 12-1-11

Ruby L. Sawyer
Nov. 29, 2011
MILFORD — Ruby L. Sawyer, 87, 493 E. Camp Mack Road, Milford, died Tuesday, Nov. 29, at 8:55 a.m. at her residence from natural causes.
She is survived by her husband, Lawrence “Bud” Sawyer; daughters Connie (Steve) Schermerhorn, New Paris, Roxann (Tom) Monhaut, Goshen; son Kent (Ann) Sawyer, Milford; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Visitation is Friday, Dec. 2 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at Thompson-Lengacher & Yoder Funeral Home, Nappanee, and also one hour prior to the funeral service, which will be Saturday at 10:30 a.m., at Nappanee Church of the Brethren. Burial is at Union Center Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the church. Online condolences may be given at

Billy Dean Tyler
Nov. 29, 2011 
ROCHESTER — Billy Dean Tyler, 81, of 2113 Wolf’s Point Drive, Rochester, died at 9:15 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2011 at his residence.
He is survived by his wife Donna; sons, Denny (Deb) Tyler of Rochester, Mark (Debbie) Tyler of Rochester, Michael (Karen) Tyler of Akron, Doug (Melody) Tyler of Fort Wayne; 10 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren; sisters, Elnora (Jack) Sayger of Rochester, Clymenia (Willis) Halterman of Rochester, Judy (Charles) Kuhn of Rochester; and brothers, Paul (Sandy) Tyler of Rochester, Jimmie Tyler of Rochester.
Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2, 2011 in the Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 W. 18th St., Rochester. Visitation is from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday and one hour prior to the service in the funeral home. Burial will be  in the Rochester IOOF Cemetery.
Condolences may be made at

Melissa A. Young
Nov. 29, 2011
SOUTH BEND — Melissa A. Young, 94, of South Bend, formerly of Plymouth died Nov. 29, 2011 at her residence of natural causes.
Arrangements are pending at the Johnson-Danielson Funeral Home, Plymouth.

Diana (Swank) Kuehl
Nov. 30, 2011
MONTGOMERY, Texas — Diana (Swank) Kuehl, 73, of Mongomery, Texas, a former area resident, died Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2011.  
Arrangements are pending at the Mishler Funeral Home, Bremen.

Charles Duane Johnson
Nov. 30, 2011
PLYMOUTH — Charles Duane Johnson, 79, of Douglas Drive, Plymouth, died at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2011 in the St. Joseph Regional Medical Center, Mishawaka.
Service arrangements are incomplete with the Johnson-Danielson Funeral Home, Plymouth.